Giovannino Guareschi: Don Camillo e il suo gregge [Don Camillo and His Flock]

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Five years after the enormous editorial success of Don Camillo (1948), Giovannino Guareschi compiled another forty-nine Mondo piccolo tales in Don Camillo e il suo gregge (1953), the second anthology in the series. In 1963 Guareschi published Il compagno don Camillo [Comrade Don Camillo], and in 1969, a year after Guareschi’s death, the publishing firm Rizzoli released Don Camillo e i giovani d’oggi [Don Camillo Meets the Flower Children], an incomplete volume further elaborated and issued again in 1996 as Don Camillo e don Chichì [Don Camillo and Don Chichì].

Guareschi linked Don Camillo e il suo gregge to his first collection with an important preface, �…

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Perry, Alan. "Don Camillo e il suo gregge". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 October 2012
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